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Sat, 24 Apr 2010 19:04 - Updated Sun, 25 Apr 2010 10:41

Minister considers water and sanitation as factor for sustainable development

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Washington – Angolan environment minister, Fátima Jardim, highlighted in Washington D.C. the importance of water and sanitation as essential factors for sustainable growth and development so as to achieve acceptable levels for the dignity and quality of the human living standards.

The minister was addressing  a round table with her counterparts of the Community of  Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) Brazil, East Timor and Mozambique, on the fringe of the international forum on “Dialogue on  Basic Sanitation and Water for All, Global Action Framework” held from April 21 to 23 in the US capital.

According to the minister, the intention is to double the production and supply of  drinking water in each chief town of the 18 angolan provinces so as to benefit over 1.8 million people, while the "Water for All" program is expected to reach 80 per cent of the rural areas